Daintiness


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Rhubarb

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 16:23

Rhubarb does not have to be red to be eaten. The best rhubarb to eat is in the epring and early summer when shoots are young. Now your rhubarb would be tough and stringy - I also believe that after mid summer you should not pull anymore but let the plant recoup in order to get a good crop next year....someone on here will correct me if that is not right!

Tomato pests

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 16:20

It's the tomato moth caterpillar...there's another thread with exactly the same problem!

I wouldn't spray but be vigilant - look on the underside of leaves etc and pick off any you see

What's eating my Tomatoes?

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 16:16

Probably caterpillars of the tomato moth. 

The Guyot System

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 15:34

Hi Steve, I have just brought up an old thread regarding grape pruning which I found very helpful. It is called  - Grape Vine Pruning - hope this helps. I pinged it 15.30 - if you cant find it, just put the thread title into the search box at the top of the page 

Grape Vine Pruning

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 15:30

Ping to bookmark this for me but also for Steve Mackley  who has started a new thread on this very subject!

thieving-squirrels

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 22:31

A squirrel baffle is the only way I have beaten them - squirrel proof feeders have never worked with me if they can't get access they manage to knock them to the ground usually damaging them. Choose a location where they can't jump from a tree branch or garden arch etc and then fit a baffle - about £12. I used an old bin lid on my second feeder (does not look pretty) but does the job!!

grass-identification-please

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 22:25

I think it is millet, probably dropped by a bird one way or another on your patch! 

premium-vs-normal-bulbs

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 22:18

Ok, there could be a couple of reasons...firstly it could be the size of the bulb - larger bulbs could produce bigger or more flowers per bulb. As you mention hyacinths this could be the case or the more expensive bulbs could be treated to flower earlier - they have been heat treated or forced and therefore they are used for indoor flowers, usually flowering around Christmas indoors as opposed to normal bulbs which will flower in spring. I would expect it to state that somewhere on the packet if that were the case.

lill-ie-problem

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 22:11

Lilies in my experience flower once. After flowering you can feed and keep them well watered to help the plant build up the bulb again in order to produce flowers next year.

can-anyone-id-this-bug-for-me

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 15:24

I don't think it is a water beetle. If you look closely it would appear to have wings (I think)

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